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Vocational training: Trainer aptitude test - exemption

According to the Vocational Training Act (BBiG), trainers may generally only provide training in recognised training occupations if they employ trainers who meet the aptitude requirements and thus prove the acquisition of vocational and work pedagogical skills, knowledge and abilities.

In addition to proof of personal and professional aptitude, the prerequisites for the work as a trainer are proof of the trainer aptitude test (vocational training: carry out trainer aptitude test). The Trainer Aptitude Ordinance (AEVO) issued on 21 January 2009 applies to all training companies.

For training contracts between 1 August 2003 and 31 July 2009 inclusive, trainers were exempt from proof of the trainer examination pursuant to § 7 of the Trainer Aptitude Ordinance. The new Trainer Aptitude Ordinance came into force on 1 August 2009, so that the suitability of the trainer must be proven for training contracts concluded since that date. Anyone who has already trained within the meaning of the Vocational Training Act before 1 August 2009 is exempt from proof, unless the previous trainer activity has led to complaints with a request to remedy deficiencies by the competent authority (e.g. chamber).

This regulation is intended to ensure a smooth and practicable transition to the new legal situation in companies. In addition, it will be ensured that those who have trained without objections in recent years will still not have to submit an AEVO examination certificate. This means that all certificates according to the currently applicable Trainer Aptitude Ordinance remain valid.  

Who should I contact?

Contact the competent chamber. This can be, for example:

  • the Chamber of Crafts for vocational training in occupations covered by the Crafts Code,
  • the Chamber of Commerce and Industry for vocational training in non-craft trades,
  • the Chamber of Agriculture for vocational training in agricultural and rural home economics occupations,
  • the Chamber of Lawyers, Patent Attorneys and Notaries as well as the Notarial Fund for the vocational training of specialists in the field of administration of justice,
  • the Chamber of Auditors and the Chamber of Tax Consultants for the vocational training of specialists in the field of auditing and tax consulting,
  • the Chamber of Doctors, Dentists, Veterinarians and Pharmacists for the vocational training of specialists in the health professions.

Further responsibilities, e.g. for bodies under public law as well as for churches and other religious communities, are regulated in the BBiG § 72 to 75.

If there are no chambers for individual occupational areas, the Land law already lays down regulations concerning competence. In addition, chambers may, with the approval of the competent supreme federal or Land authority, agree on a special distribution of tasks among themselves.  


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)